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Option data and modeling BSM implied volatility

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  • Matthias Fengler

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This contribution to the Handbook of Computational Finance, Springer-Verlag, gives an overview on modeling implied volatility data. After introducing the concept of Black-Scholes-Merton implied volatility (IV), the empirical stylized facts of IV data are reviewed. We then discuss recent results on IV surface dynamics and the computational aspects of IV. The main focus is on various parametric, semi- and nonparametric modeling strategies for IV data, including ones which respect no-arbitrage bounds.

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  • Matthias Fengler, 2010. "Option data and modeling BSM implied volatility," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2010 2010-32, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  • Handle: RePEc:usg:dp2010:2010-32
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    Cited by:

    1. Cristian Homescu, 2011. "Implied Volatility Surface: Construction Methodologies and Characteristics," Papers 1107.1834, arXiv.org.
    2. Bo Zhao & Stewart Hodges, 2013. "Parametric modeling of implied smile functions: a generalized SVI model," Review of Derivatives Research, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 53-77, April.

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    Keywords

    Implied volatility;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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